Ambient Findability has ratings and 85 reviews. Sarah said: Ambient Findability by Peter Morville is often used as a textbook in the reference cour. “Ambient findability describes a world at the crossroads of ubiquitous computing and the Internet in which we can find anyone or anything from. Ambient Findability. I have never For an information architect with library roots, the answer is obvious: ambient findability. by Peter Morville.

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Peter Morville takes you on a thought-provoking tour of these memes and more — ideas that will not only fascinate but will stir your creativity in practical ways that you can apply to your work immediately.

Making Users Awesome Thanks for your interest and support. I want to be able to find anything, anywhere, anytime. Skip to content Authors About Us Contact us. Morville explores the possibilities of a world where everything can always be found–and the challenges in getting there–in this wide-ranging, thought-provoking book.

In this spirited tour of information architecture, organizational strategy, and systems thinking, Peter Morville draws from his new book, Intertwingledto reveal how everything is connected from code to culture. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I appreciated the balanced view Morville presents. I would recommend this to middle school readers and would find a spot for it on my classroom bookshelf.

Dec 09, Sabrina rated it it was ok. Read this for grad school. I did a great deal of research for my book. And I made extensive use of licensed bibliographic and full-text databases. Commercial use and derivative works are not permitted. I enjoyed this quick tour of information and how we find and use it. My article on authority provoked a wonderful discussion on web4lib about this very question.


What does it mean to be “findable” in this day and age?

Peter Morville – Ambient Findability

In the UK, it’s the paperback that’s unfindable. It’s an eclectic collection of modville, drawing on history, technology, architecture, economics, psychology, AI, cartography and more. Morville’s book is highlighted with full color illustrations and rich examples that bring his prose to life. It is a fun and interesting read, but it feels like it’s mostly full of trivia.

The hope is that by exploring the way in which we find and our biases for how we both process information and find information– I found a lot of synergy with the research conducted in: August 18, 2: To purchase books, visit Amazon or your favorite retailer. Goodreads helps finfability keep track of books you want to read.

Also, I found most of the examples and pictures to really distract from the theory and despite the book being beautifully printed in full color these pictures often did ambiejt to enhance the message. It was interesting again, only to a point to see where the author thought computing would take us in the future. The topic of the book was really interesting, and the first couple chapters were gripping. Overall, though, I liked the book a lot, and appreciated his copious footnoting and discussion of sources, as well his ability to bring it all together in a relatively small space.

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The last three chapters were ok, but I still don’t feel like I learned much.

Ambient Findability: Talking with Peter Morville

After reading Ambient Findability, I now know he’s as we say in Boston wicked smart. While smart dust and personal fabricators are more exotic, sensors will drive change faster and further in the near future.

How much information do we want? This is a timely book that will have lasting effects on how we create our future. How can people combine streams of complex information to filter out only the parts they want?

But before he does that, Morville looks back at the history of wayfinding and human evolution, suggesting that our fear of being lost has driven us to create maps, charts, and now, the mobile Internet.

If you are new to UX, this book is good background, presenting important concepts. Written by Peter Morville, author of the groundbreaking Information Architecture for the World Wide Webthe book defines our current age as a state of unlimited findability. Are we truly at a critical point in our evolution where the quality of our digital networks will dictate how we behave as a species?